Affiliate Marketing Training – The Next Step
It’s pretty safe to say that affiliate marketing is one of the better ways for someone just starting online to build a successful business.
The threshold for getting started is very low as well as the minimal risk involved. For less than $100 you can have your business up and running.
In fact if you can have your business up and running including hosting, 2 websites, training and support all for free if you know where the safe and proper resources are.
What’s The Downside Of Affiliate Marketing?
There’s a downside?
Yep, like all business there is a downside.
And the downside of affiliate marketing is that you’re not in total control of your business. You see as the affiliate you don’t control the product or service you’re promoting.
You’re just a commission salesperson.
So the company that is in control of the affiliate program can discontinue the program at any time – and there isn’t thing one you can do about it.
Don’t Think It Can’t Happen?
Just talk to the people that were amazon affiliates in Connecticut and Arkansas or , Colorado, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and had their income wiped out because Amazon terminated their affiliate program to people in those states.
And Amazon said if the tax laws change in other states those states will be cut off from their affiliate program.
But it’s just not the Amazon’s that this can happen to – it can happen to ANY
Sure the chances of this happening with other large companies is remote but it’s still a possibility.
So What’s The Next Step
The next step in your affiliate marketing career and the growth of your online business is to create your own product.
How many affiliate products have you promoted and said to yourself “I could have done this” or “I can make a better product than this one”. Or even “If only this product had this it would be fantastic”
The other reason or reasons for creating your own product is best said by my friend and mentor Eric Louviere – here’s a screenshot from his latest post from his website.
Click the image to read the complete post on his site.
How Far Do You Want To Go?
Yeah I know everyone is different and a lot of people I talk to say “I just need to make an extra $500 per month and I’ll be ok.
Why the hell do you want to be just ok?
If you can make an extra $500 per month as an affiliate marketer you can make a $1000, $5000, $20,000 per month or more.
So if you can do that, why not see how much further you can grow and build your business beyond being an affiliate marketer!!
I know many people that have gone from being an affiliate to a product owner and are making 7 and 8 figure incomes every year.
Is this going to happen to you? I don’t know – but there is nothing saying that it can’t.
Leaps of faith are scary – but no one I know that has reached the success they dream of or even never dreamed of having has done it by by sitting on the sidelines.
They have taken a leap of faith – and usually more than one.
I sold my car to keep my first business going. I started way back when doing mail order products.
I started by placing classified ads in small papers. And I was making great money. And then I got the opportunity to be involved in some national
advertising with an advertising group.
The buy in was $20,000 and I had only $15,000, but I knew if I could jump on this train it would skyrocket my sales.
But it could also fall flat – this was after all advertising. But I did my homework and I knew it would be great.
So I took a leap of faith – sucked it up and I sold my car to raise the other $5000.
Well happily things went fantastic. I made enough money to buy a brand new car and still have enough money left over to go onto even more success.
But it all started with a leap of faith.
And I have been taking those leaps ever since, some fell flat and others soared. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It has gotten me to where I am today. I have not worked for someone since 2005 – and I never have too again. I can do what I want when I want.
I’m starting on a new project and I’m getting my own video overlay software created for myself.
And yes once I have completed things and played with it, and got everything just so – I am bringing it to market.
My point to all this is – don’t just see yourself as an affiliate marketer – there is so much more for you if you want it.
Every really successful affiliate marketer that I know of has gone on to create their own product and in many cases products.
Absolutely there is fantastic money to be made as an affiliate marketer. But if you want to be in total control of your business and your future as well as have the opportunity to grow your business to new heights.
You know what you should do.
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I believe in you!